Call for Speakers

We are looking for speakers to share their knowledge, skill, experience and stories within our welcoming community at WordCamp Bern on 9th September 2017. Maybe you know about theme and plugin development, or perhaps you’ve created a great platform using WordPress.

All topics and ideas are welcome: we only ask that you follow these guidelines when choosing your topic.

  • Your proposal should be related to WordPress, or immediately applicable and relevant to our WordPress audience.
  • Your proposal should be respectful of the WordPress community, the WordCamp code of conduct, and the GPL.

Format

Lightning talk: 10 minutes, without a question round.

Long-form talk: 30 minutes including a question round. You should plan to complete your talk in about 25 minutes, with approx. 5 minutes at the end for questions.

Panel: 30 minute discussion amongst up to four people, all answering questions from the audience about a specific topic.

Workshops: about an hour each, in the form of sessions run by an instructor covering a specific topic within WordPress.

Language

You are welcome to give your talk either in German or English, it’s up to you. Your talk may reach a wider audience if you present in English, as we expect to welcome attendees from all over Switzerland and the rest of Europe.

Submission deadline

The deadline is 23rd June 2017 at midnight. We will inform all applicants by 10th July whether their proposal has been accepted or not.

Apply as a speaker

Do you have a topic you would like to talk about? Great! We are looking for a great and diverse speaker submission pool. Both new and experienced WordCamp speakers are welcome to apply.

Don’t be shy: you don’t need to be an expert, a programmer or a designer to submit a proposal! All we ask is that you be able to present your chosen topic passionately and respectfully.

Please apply by filling out this application form.